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(2015-01-27, 23:39)adr3nal1n Wrote: [ -> ]When I say atv1200, i mean i have a sumvision cyclone x2. Will i still be able to use the latest linux build from page 1 of this thread or is there anything else i need to do prior to this? do i need to identify the board? (I have read about this on other forums but am unclear as to the process and what to look for)

I do not have that box. A few people have this box, they might be able to answer it.
@adr3nal1n The Sumvision Cyclone X2 is a rebadged ATV1200 which has the g02ref board so the builds on this thread are the ones you need.
Here's a new helix build compiled from Croniccorey's repo with no changes other than a fix for the loud buzzing noise on HDMI

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uu1kv1yg4ai9by...7.zip?dl=0

Same instructions as for other builds (see post 1).
(2015-01-27, 21:07)redi Wrote: [ -> ]awesome. looking forward to the corey build.

question with the new helix, can I update over top of gotham and will it keep all my settings (system settings, addon config) or am I best to do a factory reset once before/after applying the update?

You can update over Gotham build, atleast worked for me on ATV400
(2015-01-28, 01:04)bobones Wrote: [ -> ]@adr3nal1n The Sumvision Cyclone X2 is a rebadged ATV1200 which has the g02ref board so the builds on this thread are the ones you need.

Thanks very much for confirming bobones. Looking forward to adding another Linux node to my LAN. Big Grin
(2015-01-28, 01:18)bobones Wrote: [ -> ]Here's a new helix build compiled from Croniccorey's repo with no changes other than a fix for the loud buzzing noise on HDMI

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uu1kv1yg4ai9by...7.zip?dl=0

Same instructions as for other builds (see post 1).

awesome, I'm going to update mine shortly (ATV520)
ok so I updated. when using putty, where is the .xbmc and .kodi folders?

login as: root
[email protected]'s password:
[[email protected] ~]# ls
Data/ lost+found/
ls -a to show files beginning with "."
ah ok, thanks! I was able to acess via ~/.xbmc and ~/.kodi

renamed folder, booted up. all good!

how do I force repo refreshes for all?

update: I just went into the repo list and did a force refresh on each one separately.

so far so good!
Don't know. Just go into 'get addons' and do the key ones individually.
I found one issue:

in file manager, I can no longer manually type in a path. furthermore, when i try this, the box seems to freeze or shut down

reason i type in a path is i like having a link to /root/.kodi so that i can get to the addon folders that genesis uses.

update: another issue

i can't seem to set the content of any folders. all i see is:

THIS DIRECTORY CONTAINS ?0?

update: maybe i should wait before posting Smile both issues were with the amber skin. apparently it's been updated to support kodi, but you need to get your zip from here: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=203708
hi everyone,

need help to change boot logo, how to change boot logo, what is the path.

thanking you

regards
lucky ahuja
There are 3 boot logos: MX Linux, Kodi Loading and Kodi 14.0. Only the last one can be changed without recompiling from source. To change the last one, put a file called "Splash.png" into .kodi/media folder. The "loading" image is /usr/share/splash/starting.fb.lzo but you'll find you can't alter any files there as they're part of the readonly usr.sqsh filesystem which is created in the compilation process. Nevertheless you can alter the /etc/init.d/S05Splash script to output your own splash stored elsewhere

E.g. change:

lzopcat /usr/share/splash/starting.fb.lzo > /dev/fb0

to

lzopcat /mysplash.fb.lzo > /dev/fb0

You need to make the fb.lzo file from a png file you want to use with the convert command and lzop:
Code:
convert -size 1280x720 -depth 8  mysplash.png bgra:mysplash.fb
lzop -f mysplash.fb -o mysplash.fb.lzo
(2015-01-28, 20:55)bobones Wrote: [ -> ]There are 3 boot logos: MX Linux, Kodi Loading and Kodi 14.0. Only the last one can be changed without recompiling from source. To change the last one, put a file called "Splash.png" into .kodi/media folder. The "loading" image is /usr/share/splash/starting.fb.lzo but you'll find you can't alter any files there as they're part of the readonly usr.sqsh filesystem which is created in the compilation process. Nevertheless you can alter the /etc/init.d/S05Splash script to output your own splash stored elsewhere

E.g. change:

lzopcat /usr/share/splash/starting.fb.lzo > /dev/fb0

to

lzopcat /mysplash.fb.lzo > /dev/fb0

You need to make the fb.lzo file from a png file you want to use with the convert command and lzop:
Code:
convert -size 1280x720 -depth 8  mysplash.png bgra:mysplash.fb
lzop -f mysplash.fb -o mysplash.fb.lzo

it says convert not found
Yeah, it's part of imagemagick so on ubuntu you do apt-get imagemagick to install the package containing convert, but you don't run it on your X4 box. If you PM me a link to your image I'll convert it for you.